New York Times (11/17/13) Annie Lowrey
During the last week of December around 1.3 million people will lose access to additional weeks of jobless benefits. Another 850,000 will be denied benefits in the first three months of 2014.
Congressional Democrats and the White House are pushing to extend the amount of time covered by the unemployment insurance program, but the chances of an extension are small. The extended program was created in 2008 to combat the recession. Congress has extended the program multiple times since.